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For Immediate Release
Press conference to be held Tuesday at 9:30 am
Bakersfield abortionist sued for wrongful death
Monday, August 20, 2001
Kimberly K. Neil died on May 22, 2000, after being subjected to an abortion by "Family Planning
Associates" abortionist Kenneth L. Wright. Last week, her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Fresno
against Wright and Family Planning Associates.
"Kimberly's death is just the tip of the iceberg," observed Terri Palmquist of LifeSavers Ministries. "FPA
tries to hide the injuries they cause to women, forcing women to sign a consent form which makes most of them
think they have signed away all of their rights. The form tells women not to seek medical attention from anyone
else after an abortion."
For decades, Wright has traveled to Bakersfield weekly to commit abortions.
Accurate statistics on the number of women who have been
killed or seriously injured by abortions in Bakersfield are not available.
"While it is not unusual to see an ambulance taking a woman away from
the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber in Bakersfield, it is
very rare for us to find reliable information about whether or not the
maternal victim died," commented Tim Palmquist of LifeSavers
Wright is also facing a new lawsuit from a Tulare County woman
who suffered "borderline gangrene" and required emergency surgery
after an abortion. "You can't write off negligence with a disclaimer,"
said Lita Reid, the woman's attorney, realizing that FPA will use the consent form in their defense.
"Abortionists like Wright have been temporarily successful in their efforts to hide the bodies of their
victims, but the fact that abortion is bad for women will soon become common knowledge," predicted Terri
Palmquist. "We pray that many lives are saved because of the courage of Kimberly's family, and we pray that
this lawsuit may lead Wright to finally repent and stop the killing." Palmquist also encouraged women who have
been injured by abortion to "first seek competent medical care, and then let us help you find a good lawyer."
The Palmquists will discuss the implications of this lawsuit for the women of Bakersfield at a press
conference on Tuesday, August 21, at 9:30 am, at the corner of 25th and H in Downtown Bakersfield.
Bakersfield's Family Planning Associates abortion mill is located on this corner, along with LifeSavers Ministries'
pregnancy help center, "The LifeHouse." Wright is also expected to arrive at FPA during the press conference.
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